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Solidarity in Individualized Societies-Recognition, Justice and Good Judgement

Author : Saren Juul
Master eBook ISBN10: 0203082338
Master eBook ISBN13: 978-0-203-08233-1
No of pages : 241
eBook Price : $143
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Originally Published : Feb 11, 2013

In today's individualized, culturally diverse and globalized society, many sociologists have concluded that the conceptualizations developed by classical sociology are no longer sufficient to promote social cohesion. So what kind of solidarity can achieve this? Engaging with recent thought in social and political theory and philosophy (including Honneth, Forst, Ricoeur, Bauman, Sennett, Taylor, Rawls, MacIntyre and many others), this book develops a renewed concept of solidarity based on the notion of 'recognition' with regard to others.

With attention to the implications of such an account for justice and judgement particularly where competing claims for recognition arise Solidarity in Individualized Societies examines what, in a society based on recognition, a fair distribution of recognition would mean. The book provides a critical analysis of trends in modern culture and in the policy on welfare that seem to constitute obstacles to solidarity and social cohesion. It is a rigorous examination of forms of solidarity that may sustain social cohesion in the contemporary Western world.

This book will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, social theory, politics and philosophy.

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